|Front view with Grevillea 'Superb' and the berries of Auranticarpa rhombifolia fighting for center stage|
|The lop-sided back view|
|I had a heck of a time trying to get a top view of this arrangement and the dark tones of the Leucadendron (top of photo) seem to battle with the brighter tones of the vase's other contents|
The first vase was overstuffed. Eliminating the Leucadendron would have given it an airier feel but, once stems are cut, I'm usually loathe to toss them out and I didn't have the patience to build yet another vase. The second vase is a bit more balanced but it could probably have done with fewer stems too.
|This vase features Grevillea 'Ned Kelly' (aka 'Mason's Hybrid'), which unlike 'Superb' has tones more red than pink|
|Maybe I should have skipped the Cuphea tucked into the back of the vase but I'd wanted to trim the shrubs back to make them bushier|
|Top view: molten lava!|
Although we don't get much in the way of fall color in my area of Southern California, I'm happy that I was at least able to conjure up some of the season's warm tones this week. Here are the vases in their places:
|The first vase in the front entry|
|The second vase on the dining room table|
For more vases, visit Cathy, the host of this weekly "IaVoM" meme, at Rambling in the Garden.
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